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The Best And Worst Of WWE NXT 7/10/14: Bad Husbands And Deathmatch Referees

Via WWE Pre-show notes: - You can watch this week’s show on WWE Network here. It’s free this week, so just watch it there. - Follow us on Twitter @WithSpandex, follow me directly at @MrBrandonStroud and like us on Facebook. We’re less than a week into the site, so we could use all the social media help we can get. - If you missed it earlier in the week, we’re finally recapping...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tide Had The Best Joke For The Idea Of LeBron James Returning To Cleveland

Via Twitter Just when you thought that every person on Twitter had exhausted every last LeBron James joke that could have been made, Tide comes along and blows them all out of the water. While a lot of signs seem to be pointing to LeBron James throwing the biggest homecoming party on Earth in his hometown, there’s also the fact that James was joined at his camp in Las Vegas by...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Is The Ridiculously Stupid Scene Outside LeBron James’s Home In Ohio

@JonBozeka Earlier this afternoon, after I’d emptied my brains of all of the stupid frustration that had been building up, yet another LeBron James announcement rumor “broke.” I don’t even know or care who started it, but people were saying that James would be making his big announcement that he’d be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers at around 3:30 PM ET. That obviously...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Thread Count: A Fashionable History of Wrestling Hillbillies

YouTube Welcome to the inaugural post of The Thread Count. Each week, we here at With Spandex will take a look at the fashionable side of wrestling; be it how wrestling legends evolved their looks over the course of their careers, the effect it’s had on their receptions, or the impact of a wrestling gimmick and how that look echoes through other promotions over the years that followed...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Brief History Of Spotted-In-The-Crowd Sports Fans Who Became Famous

Getty Image Yesterday our very own Burnsy told you about Axelle Despiegelaere, the 17-year-old Belgian girl whose name is worth 89 points in Scrabble. Also, she recently got a modeling contract after being spotted in the crowd during a World Cup match. It’s about time something good happened to a pretty white blonde woman! Anyway, Despiegelaere is only the latest in a line of sports...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

On LeBron James, The NBA’s Free Agency Armageddon, And The Hearts Of Cavs Fans

Getty Image I believe it was Aristotle or Men’s Humor that once said, “Don’t believe everything that you read on the Internet.” As true as that statement may be, here we are sitting neck deep in the swimming pool filled with feces known as the NBA offseason’s free agency period. We never thought that it could get worse than The Decision for LeBron James, but whatever the...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: The Rock Isn’t Black Anymore According To The Atlantic

So the Atlantic published an article about how racist the WWE is. Which I think we can all agree that the company and wrestling in general has a long, storied history of having some serious issues with race. Which you have to be sort of blind to not address. However, the Atlantic article addressed it in one of the worst ways possible: In the fictional WWE storylines, being the world...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans May Be Done With MMA, But His Fake Fighting Career Has Just Begun

Via YouTube Ken Shamrock did it. Dan Severn did it. King Mo, Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz made vague attempts at doing it. Why not Suga Rashad? According to reports, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans has spoken to people in the industry about making a jump from mixed-martial arts to professional wrestling. Like Shawne Merriman, injuries (specifically major...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Latest Sign That LeBron James Is Going To Cleveland? Website Font Colors.

Getty Image Chris Sheridan says that he’s 100% that LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chris Broussard left himself an out by saying that he’s 90% sure. Even Stephen A. Smith, who was the man who called the Big 3 before The Decision happened, now believes The Return is imminent. Regardless of who’s right – and the answer will always be Caroline’s Cupcakes...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vintage Best And Worst: WWF In Your House – Buried Alive 1996

WWE Network – Hey guys, it’s David D. here with another vintage recap. But first, let me say that this whole With Spandex thing is really cool and fun to be a part of. – Yesterday I wrote about the 15th anniversary of the “Rap Is Crap” angle in WCW. People liked it so much that they thought I was Brandon Stroud. – Follow me on the Twits. @DavidDTSS – Now, on to wrestling...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Bryan’s Facing Another Career-Threatening Surgery And It Might Be Time To Get Worried

Via WWE When do we start chanting ‘no?’ Two weeks ago, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan announced on the Money in the Bank pre-show that the neck injury that put him on the shelf and caused him to vacate the championship was more serious than previously thought, and he’d be going in for another surgery. He didn’t know when he’d be back, but he promised...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

This 17-Year Old Belgian Girl Went To The World Cup And All She Got Was A Lousy Modeling Contract

Getty Image To say that this has been a boring World Cup for 17-year old Axelle Despiegelaere would be a bit of an understatement, which means “understatement” in her home country of Belgium. Like many diehard soccer fans, the teen visited Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and while she’s already back home, she was able to at least watch her country’s team make it to the...
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Vintage Best And Worst: WWE NXT 9/7/10 Season 3 Episode 1

Hulu Pre-show notes: - Finally, we arrive at Mt. Doom. - Be sure you’ve read our vintage Best and Worst recaps of NXT season 1 and NXT season 2. Brace yourself. - Follow us on Twitter at @WithSpandex, follow me at @MrBrandonStroud and like us on Facebook to keep up with my descent into madness. - Consider sharing the column to spread the madness: Hold on to your butts. Please...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Prison Inmate Has Sued WWE’s Natalya For Allegedly Making Him Her Sex Slave

WWE This is literally the happiest Natalya has ever looked. Just sayin’.  No, a sentient SEO robot didn’t generate that headline — this is a real thing that actually happened. Christopher Donnelly is a prisoner in Pennsylvania, a state that, apparently, gives their prisoners far too much access to Total Divas (far too much being “any at all”) as the clearly delusional...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Count: 5 Ways To Fix The Bray Wyatt Character

WWE Those of you who read The Best and Worst of Smackdown know I’m, let’s say, rather liberal with the Wyatt Worsts. As I’ve tried to emphasize, I think Bray Wyatt is a hugely talented guy — he’s a unique, gifted in ring performer, and could give a lot of legit movie stars a run for their money in the method acting department. The guy’s 300-odd pounds of pure potential...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Assumptive WWE Smackdown Spoilers Report For 7/11/14

YouTube'This isn't going to end well for me.' Welcome to this week’s edition of the Assumptive WWE Smackdown Spoilers Report, the only place on the Internet to find out what happened at the wrestling show before it airs on television. This is some exclusive reporting here, folks, followed by some also-exclusive jumping to conclusions. Reading this will save you two...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘Rap Is Crap’ Is 15 Years Old So Let’s Reflect Upon Its Undeniable Glory

Fifteen years ago, WCW launched an angle that would pit real-life rapper Master P and his No Limit Records against a wrestling faction known as the West Texas Rednecks. The angle was a beautiful disaster as it cost Eric Bischoff his job, gave us Lee Marshall saying “bouty bouty and rowdy rowdy” and birthed the greatest music video in wrestling history. So, without further ado...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Happiest Kid In The World Right Now Is This Young Soccer Fan With A Degenerate Gambler For A Dad

Germany’s systematic World Cup dismantling of Brazil has provided plenty of internet entertainment (including German fans relentlessly uploading the match to Pornhub), but the most entertaining item to result from the blowout might be the video above. I don’t want to ruin it, but seldom has a PSA’s message been so blatantly contradicted by real world events. (H/T Reddit)Filed...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mischievous Soccer Fans Are Uploading The Brazil Vs. Germany Match To Pornhub

Getty Image While Germany was pounding Brazil 819-0 in yesterday’s World Cup match (score approximate), Twitter was being flooded with “I’d upload Brazil v. Germany to Pornhub but they don’t accept rape” jokes. Well, someone took the one-liner even further, and apparently uploaded the game that made Jesus cry to the porn streaming website, alongside such classics as ...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Whoa: CM Punk Is Hosting The Red Carpet Coverage At The Alternative Press Music Awards

Via YouTubePictured: CM Punk's previous red carpet experience. CM Punk left WWE back in January. Since the moment he left, fans have been asking WHEN IS CM PUNK COMING BACK? Aside from him going to hockey games and showing up on Maron, it’s been pretty slim. Here’s a little good news for CM Punk fans: The Gibson Brands AP Music Awards are happening in Cleveland on July...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Taiwan Provides What Might Be The Most Awkward First Pitch In Baseball History

We’ve seen a lot of first pitches go awry here at UPROXX. There’s been some horrible attempts by 50 Cent and Carly Rae Jepsen, odd attempts by George R.R. Martin, one from that heroic cat that went viral, and of course the time Robocop threw out in Detroit. Japan is no slouch either, putting together that Ringu inspired first pitch and scaring the hell out of everyone. But here’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch This Soccer Ref Keep New York City In Check By Handing Out Red And Yellow Cards

Comedian and actor Yoni Lotan decided to handle the sometimes unbearable behavior of people in New York City in the most effective and conveniently relevant way possible – by dressing up as a soccer referee and handing out yellow and red cards to people he found committing “social faux pas.” It’s a pretty great idea that Mayor Bill de Blasio should consider making a reality...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Germany Whooped The Hell Out Of Brazil And The Internet Had A Spectacular Time

Via Twitter The jokes started rolling in before halftime even began, that’s how bad today’s World Cup semifinal matchup between Germany and Brazil was. Obviously, most soccer fans knew that Brazil was in for an uphill battle against the German team, with Neymar being ruled out with a broken vertebrae and Thiago Silva being suspended because of his collection of yellow cards....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Look Now, But Sting Is Up To Something (Maybe)

Youtube It’s already tough enough to report on cryptic Twitter teases as news these days, so when you throw the intentional secrecy of wrestling into the mix, any reporting on social media becomes little more than an educated guess.  With that said, REV UP THOSE GUESSING MACHINES. Twitter Twitter Yes, it looks like 55-year-old wrestler and former RoboCop tag team partner Sting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The best and worst of WWE Monday Night Raw

YouTube Pre-show notes: - With Spandex, you guys. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. - Important GIF via WrasslorMonkey at Punchsport. - Share the column if you can. Let’s make the first Best and Worst of Raw at With Spandex a MAJOR CULTURAL EVENT. Or at least as popular as the other ones. - If you’re in Austin on July 27, Inspire Pro Wrestling (the company I work...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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